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The Latest: UAE minister: Qatar undermining reconciliation.

The Latest on the crisis between Gulf Arab states and Qatar : 1:10 p.m. Turkey says it has no plans to shut down its military base in Qatar as demanded by Saudi Arabia and other Arab nations that have cut ties with Doha.

- FOX News - US

Horrifying report describes extreme torture methods at prisons where American troops interrogate suspected militants.

Senior U.S. defense officials admitted that American troops have been involved in the interrogation of suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen where horrific, extreme torture is reported to take place in more than a dozen secret prisons, The Associated Press reports. The American officials "denied any participation in or ...

- The Week - US

In Yemen's secret prisons, UAE tortures and US interrogates.

MUKALLA, Yemen " Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme " including the "grill," in which the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Cartoon: Friend or foe.

x Vimeo Video U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East is getting curiouser and curiouser. Soon after President Trump's recent visit, a major rift happened between Saudi Arabia and Qatar . Trump came out firmly in support of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. If you were just getting a handle on the various Sunni and ...

- Daily Kos - US

Eight princesses from the United Arab Emirates convicted of human trafficking in Belgium.

Mansi Thapliyal/ReutersBRUSSELS - Eight Emirati princesses were convicted of human trafficking by a Belgian court on Friday and were given suspended jail terms and fines in a case stemming from their treatment of servants at a Brussels luxury hotel nearly 10 years ago, their lawyer said. The Brussels criminal court handed ...

- Business Insider - US

Emirati princesses convicted in Belgium for human trafficking.

Eight Emirati princesses were convicted of human trafficking by a Belgian court today and were given suspended jail terms and fines in a case stemming from their treatment of servants at a Brussels luxury hotel nearly 10 years ago, their lawyer said. The Brussels criminal court handed the eight women from Abu Dhabi's ruling ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Al-Nahyan trial: UAE princesses guilty of servant abuse.

They receive suspended jail terms and fines for abuses in a hotel in Brussels in 2008.

- BBC - UK

WhatsApp video, voice call features blocked in UAE again.

Users once again restricted to sending text, photos, videos only The post WhatsApp video, voice call features blocked in UAE again appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Gulf diplomatic crisis: UAE threatens Qatar to take demand list seriously or risk further alienation.

The United Arab Emirates on Friday advised Qatar to take a list of stern demands drawn up by its neighbours seriously or the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf would turn into a "divorce" with Doha. The post Gulf diplomatic crisis: UAE threatens Qatar to take demand list seriously or risk further alienation appeared first on ...

- Firstpost - IN

UAE warns Qatar to take neighbours` demands `seriously`.

The demands have not been officially unveiled but Doha-based Al-Jazeera news channel said overnight Thursday they were handed to Qatar by Kuwait, which is mediating in the crisis.  

- Zee News - IN

Saudi-led Arab states submit demands to Qatar, including shuttering of Al Jazeera.

An official from the United Arab Emirates condemned the leak of the demands, calling it an attempt to undermine serious mediation.'  

- Washington Post - US

Qatar given list of demands by neighboring countries to end diplomatic crisis

Acting as mediator, Kuwait has given Qatar a list of 13 different demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that it must comply with in order to restore diplomatic ties, The Associated Press reports. Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates severed ties with Qatar, alleging the ...

- The Week - US

IOMAX negotiating Archangel sale to UAE, upgrading AT-802s for Jordan and Egypt

The United Arab Emirates is in the final stage of negotiations with IOMAX for the sale of 12 Archangel Block 2 Border Patrol Aircraft with the option of 12 more, Jane's was told on 22 June. The direct commercial sale will see the UAE Air Force and Air Defence

- Jane’s - US

Court declines to stop ballot paper printing, sends file to CJ

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23 - The High Court has declined to stop the execution and performance of the Sh2.5 billion tender for the supply of ballot papers by a Dubai-based printing firm. Justice George Odunga said the judicial review application by the National Super Alliance seeking to quash the tender be placed before Chief ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Here are the 13 things Saudi Arabia has demanded from Qatar to resolve the Gulf crisis

Saudi Arabia and other Sunni Arab states have issued Qatar with a list of demands for the diplomatic crisis in the Gulf to end. The countries, including Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, cut ties with Qatar on June 5 over its alleged support for extremist groups. The list of demands include c...

- The Raw Story - US

20 things that will shock first time visitors to Dubai

Dubai: it's big and brash, flashy and ostentatious. It's a super-car traffic jam on a big-city street. It's a $1000 bottle of champagne when a cheap sparkling would do.

- Stuff - NZ

Arab states demand Qatar closes Jazeera, cuts back ties to Iran

DUBAI - Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.

- Reuters - US

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

Acting as a mediator, Kuwait has presented Qatar a long-awaited list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar in early June. A copy of the list was…

- Billings Gazette - US

Investigation Shows Torture Conducted by UAE in 'Black Sites' in Yemen

The United States is interrogating hundreds of men who were tortured by UAE prison guards, an AP investigation has revealed.Senior US military personnel confirmed their involvement, but denied any knowledge of human rights abuses.Interrogating the victims of torture is illegal under international humanitarian law, as it is ...

- Albawaba - UK

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

Acting as a mediator, Kuwait has presented Qatar a long-awaited list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar in early June...

- The Hindu - IN

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

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- Miami Herald - US

Eid rush: 1.9m passengers expected, now bumper-to-bumper traffic seen towards Dubai airport

International aviation gateways in the UAE report huge turnout of passengers heading out for the long weekend

- GulfNews - AE

Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to Iran, an official of one of the four countries said. The list compiled by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates , Egypt and Bahrain also demands the closing ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

List of demands on Qatar by Saudi Arabia, other Arab nations

Acting as a mediator, Kuwait has presented Qatar a long-awaited list of demands from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, four Arab nations that cut ties with Qatar in early June.

- FOX News - US

Printing of ballot papers begins Friday in Dubai

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 23 - The printing of ballot papers for the August General Election is expected to commence Friday going by a statement delivered by the Chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission Wafula Chebukati on Wednesday. They do not however include the ballots for the presidential election, ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis, official says

DUBAI - Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to their regional adversary Iran, an official of one of the four countries said.

- Reuters - US

Qatar given list of demands by neighboring countries to end diplomatic crisis

Acting as mediator, Kuwait has given Qatar a list of 13 different demands from Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries it must comply with in order to restore diplomatic ties, The Associated Press reports. Earlier this month, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates severed ties with Qatar, alleging the ...

- The Week - US

Turkey to Move More Troops, Food to Qatar

Turkey has deployed 23 additional military personnel to Qatar and sent a cargo ship carrying food to the tiny Gulf state.   Three weeks ago, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic and economic ties with Qatar over concerns that the nation was supporting terrorist groups – accusations ...

- Voice of America - US

Ramadan earns prime spot on Gulf fashion calendar

DUBAI, June 23 — From Dolce & Gabbana to Michael Kors, major brands are catering to lucrative Gulf markets during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, which is earning its own slot on the global fashion calendar. With Muslim spending on clothing...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Arab states send Qatar 13 demands to end crisis

DUBAI, June 23 — Four Arab states boycotting Qatar over alleged support for terrorism have sent Doha a list of 13 demands including closing Al Jazeera television and reducing ties to Iran, an official of one of the four countries said. The...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Arab Neighbors Demand Qatar Shutter Al-Jazeera and Cut Ties With Iran to End Diplomatic Row

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain cut ties to Qatar this month over allegations the country funds terrorism

- TIME Magazine - US

Why did Dubai Marina turn red?

Speculation rife over what caused part of the water in the iconic Marina to change colour

- GulfNews - AE

Ahmad Zeidan left to rot in UAE prison, claims family

The Foreign Office says it is helping Ahmad Zeidan but his family claims he has been forgotten.

- BBC - UK

Kuwait hands Qatar a list of demands from boycotting countries: Al Jazeera

DUBAI - Kuwait has handed Qatar a list of demands from the Arab states boycotting it, Al Jazeera television said quoting sources.

- Reuters - US

Afghanistan Tests spell Aussie UAE return

An away Test against Afghanistan would likely mean Australia returns to the United Arab Emirates.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Airbus COO shares the negotiating tricks that helped him sell $1 trillion worth of jets

Thomson ReutersPARIS - Airbus sales chief John Leahy, one of the dominant figures of modern aviation, hinted on Thursday he would retire this autumn, as he wrapped up what he said would be his last air show by revealing a few precious negotiating tricks. The 67-year-old New Yorker, who has overseen the sale of more than ...

- Business Insider - US

'Our business opportunities are so promising': Wall Street Journal fires reporter over ethics breach

One email indicates Jay Solomon served as an intermediary for a US$725 million contract between the UAE and Farhab Azima, a business mogul who was also the reporter's source

- National Post - CA

Amnesty urges probe into report of UAE torture in Yemen

Rights group calls on UN to investigate AP report that hundreds were arbitrarily detained and tortured in Yemen.

- Al Jazeera - QA

House of Saud unites behind king's son - for now

DUBAI - The elevation of Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has ended two years of speculation about a behind-the-scenes rivalry near the pinnacle of royal power, but he still has to win over powerful relatives, clerics and tribesmen.

- Reuters - US

Beatings, shocks and 'the grill': Reports allege torture in secret prisons run by United Arab Emirates in Yemen

One report, by the Associated Press, also found that U.S. forces participated in interrogations of prisoners in Yemen.

- Washington Post - US

In Yemen's secret prisons, United Arab Emirates tortures and U.S. interrogates

Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the "grill," in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Shiro's Dubai posting leaves me in shock

It is that time of the year when  HR sends us many messages regarding our mid-year review.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Fresh polls hurdle as NASA files case to block ballots printing

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 22 - The National Super Alliance has filed an application seeking to quash the Sh2.5 billion ballots paper printing tender awarded to Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing LLC. The Opposition says that the decision to award the tender to the Dubai-based firm was based on ulterior motives by the Independent ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

WhatsApp video, voice calls blocked again

UAE residents briefly enjoyed making calls using instant messaging app within country, abroad

- GulfNews - AE

New traffic diversions in Dubai

The traffic diversions near Ibn Battuta Mall will start in August

- GulfNews - AE

Dubai parks, markets gear up for Eid

Dubai Municipality completes preparations for meeting Eid rush

- GulfNews - AE

WhatsApp free calls surprise UAE residents

No official confirmation yet from Etisalat, Du or the TRA on the status of social media app services

- GulfNews - AE

Dubai prison visiting hours during Eid announced

The visits divided into two shifts

- GulfNews - AE

Road closed after major accident in Dubai

Four vehicles were involved in the accident and a helicopter was used to transfer the injured to hospital, say police

- GulfNews - AE

Dh230,000 medical bill waived for destitute American

Alan Himes has nowhere to go and is now surviving in Sharjah through the kindness of strangers

- GulfNews - AE

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